U.S. soldier in Baghdad kills four fellow troops before killing himself

JKTex

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Just got the Alert too. I guess I'm surprised we don't hear more of this.

This one finally starting to near the end of another fiasco.

Convicted soldier: 'You probably think I'm a monster' - CNN.com

You have to wonder if something drives these guy to do this stuff, or if they're already jacked up in the head to start with. I don't think it's any secret that a lot of people with little else to hang on to, sometimes turn to the military to solve their problems with their personal life. Not always a good plan.
 

cuate

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That's Damn Sad !

Just saw it on FOX News but no details. My son was there before he rotated home to Ft. Stewart, GA not long ago. He told us in messages from there they lived in 2 man "tin cans", chow was civilian provided and
not good, no liquor or beer unless from some Interpreter bootlegger at ridiculously high prices. The tin cans were air conditioned.
 

dee

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You have to wonder if something drives these guy to do this stuff, or if they're already jacked up in the head to start with. I don't think it's any secret that a lot of people with little else to hang on to, sometimes turn to the military to solve their problems with their personal life. Not always a good plan.
Whats sad is that the millitary is hurting for people so bad now they have drastically lowered their standards to get people in.
 

DCortez

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Which specific standards have been lowered?
Off hand, I think the age requirements were raised to 42. Of course he may be referring to them letting me in way back when.



Anyway, people are people. City, aircraft carrier, small Caribbean island, whatever, you can't stop life from happening. You can count on the a-holes spinning this to suit their needs.
 

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Update from ~2 hours ago says "A U.S. soldier opened fire at a counseling center on a U.S. base Monday, killing five fellow soldiers before being taken into custody, the U.S. command and Pentagon officials said. Contrary to earlier reports, the soldier did not kill himself but was overpowered and taken into U.S. custody."

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